Sometimes life sucks. There are days when meditation and medication just aren’t enough to get you where you want to be. That’s life. You’ve had good days and bad days before, so you know that neither lasts forever. So what do you do on those really difficult days?
Don’t fight with yourself. Accept that this is how you’re feeling right now.
Remember that nothing lasts forever. Whatever is happening is temporary and however you’re feeling is temporary.
Think of something that makes you smile. It could be the face of a child, a spring flower or a monster truck rally. Bring it to the forefront of your mind and then let it go and let yourself be miserable. Doing this helps you remember that the way that you’re feeling is temporary.
Spiritual growth isn’t about not feeling pain. It’s about accepting that there is pain in life and that everyone feels emotional pain. It’s about remembering what your experience with pain felt like so that you can recognize when someone else is in pain. It’s about acting with compassion to yourself and to others when they are suffering.